WSBVI Remote Learning Portal
The new WSBVI Remote Learning Portal is now available! This site contains weekly learning activities, optional extension learning resources, frequently asked questions, and more!
Open Office Hours
Are you looking for support during these unprecedented times? Check out our Office Hours, featuring WCBVI Outreach team members, who are available to answer questions, brainstorm, and more!
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
The Wisconsin School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (WSBVI) will remain closed until further notice to comply with Governor Evers “Safer At Home” order.
Latest WCBVI News
- June Advisory Council MeetingThe 17-member State Superintendent’s Blind and Visual Impairment Education Council advises the state superintendent on statewide activities that will benefit students who are blind or visually impaired; makes recommendations for improvements in services provided by the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired; and proposes ways to improve the preparation of teachers and staff and coordination between the department and other agencies that offer services to the visually impaired.
- Microsoft Accessibility Continues to ImproveMicrosoft has been steadily improving their commitment to accessibility in the past few years. For example, Microsoft’s Accessibility Team has made major upgrades to low vision support in recent Windows 10 updates. Additionally, Microsoft Narrator has also received significant upgrades to make it more functional for individuals relying on screen readers.
- Fifteen Fun, Useful, and Accessible AppsDid you know that there are literally thousands of apps added to the App Store every day? That means there are countless opportunities to download and try a variety of new apps and find new favorites. However, a large percentage of apps added to the App Store do not work for blind and visually impaired individuals who depend on VoiceOver. There are sources to check for new and VoiceOver friendly apps, but like anything else, word of mouth is probably the most efficient way to find out about useful and interesting new apps.